HARRISBURG, Pa. — At a March 19, 2020, Special Sunshine Meeting held via teleconference the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board adopted Official General Order A-1005, establishing an over-order premium of $1.00 per hundredweight effective April 1, 2020. The current over-order premium order was set to expire on March 31, 2020, making it critically important to the Commonwealth’s dairy industry that the Board issue the new order.
“In these unprecedented times the PMMB feels continuity is important,” observed Chairman Rob Barley. “We met as a Board today by teleconference to approve the over-order premium. This ensures our Pennsylvania dairy farmers continue to receive the premium consumers pay for quality Pennsylvania milk.”
Importantly, as noted by Secretary Carol Hardbarger, “the Board, under Governor Wolf’s direction, is conducting ‘business as usual,’ and diligently working to respond to industry needs during this critical time.”
The over-order premium fuel adjuster established by Official General Order A-999 also remains in effect.
–Doug Eberly, Pa Milk Marketing Board